English Grammar for Students of Arabic

English Grammar for Students of Arabic
Author: McCarus Ernest N.
Publisher: Olivia and Hill Press
Date: 2007
Pages: 173
Format: PDF
Size: 3.46MB
Language: English/Arabic

English Grammar for students of Arabic introduces you to the English grammar that will be useful for learning Arabic. Each grammatical term and structure is defined and its usage illustrated in both English and Arabic, pointing out similarities and differences and alerting you to common pitfalls. Once you understand the terms and concepts as they apply to your own language, it will be easier for you to understand what is being introduced in your textbook and by your teacher. The Arabic dealt with here is Modern Standard Arabic, the written and spoken language of formal communication. It does not parallel any particular textbook and may serve as a complement to any Arabic course. As textbooks for colloquial Arabic dialects (Egyptian, Moroccan, Levantine, Iraqi, etc.) use essentially the same grammatical terminology, this handbook is equally suitable for colloquial Arabic programs.
A self-study guide for students of Arabic. Each chapter covers a grammar point: i.e., a part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, preposition), a word’s function in a sentence (subject, predicate, object), a grammatical term (conjugation, declension, agreement) . Each chapter is divided into two sections. 1. In English: grammar is explained as it relates to English, anticipating concepts necessary for Arabic. 2. In Arabic: grammar is explained as it relates to Arabic, with a word-for-word analysis of meaning and form of Arabic examples. Available online : 1. The Arabic examples in Arabic script (they are transcribed in the study guide) 2. A correlation to Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya indicating the pages to be read in preparation for the grammar introduced in each lesson. This study guide is part of the O&H Study Guide series for students of foreign languages. Experience has shown that students using the O&H Arabic Study Guide improve their performance in Arabic grammar thanks to a better understanding of English grammar. Teachers can devote more class time to developing communicative skills.